CV for Richard E Furnas

Family

  • Parents:
    • Dr. Thomas C. Furnas, greatest Dad in the World; inventor of numerous designs in the fields of X-Ray Diffraction, X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy, and High Voltage connectors. -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
    • Judith Louise Furnas, world's greatest Mom to all six kids. Helpmeet to Dad. Personification of MomNet: "keeping the Furnas sibs informed about each other".
  • Siblings:
    • George: Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan
    • Bill: Engineer, Emhardt Glass, Elmira, NY
    • Malou: Chemist with Baxter International, now on disability with multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome.
    • Tom: CTO with National Public Broadcasting, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Ebie: Consultant to Greater Cleveland Growth Association. -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Wife: Louise, (m. 17 Apr 1982)
    • Music Teacher, Fall Creek Elementary -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Son: Andy, (b. 10 Mar 1988)
    • Currently Rotary Exchange Student in Germany.
    • Accepted, Brown University 2006. Deferred until Fall 2007.
      -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Son: Ben, (b. 30 Oct 1984)
    • Cornell Class of 2006, Double Major in Economics and Government.
    • Currently works in Washington, D.C. at The Center For American Progress writing for http://www.miccheckradio.org
      -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007

Volunteer Work

  • Cayuga Nature Center:
    • Taxidermist
    • Wild Foods
    • Technology Guy: Network; Computers (Mac, PC, Linux); Phone System; Web Services
    • Treasurer, Board of Directors
      -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Alternatives Venture Fund: Board of Directors 2000-present. -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Alternatives Federal Credit Union: Supervisory Committee 1983-1985
  • Alternatives Federal Credit Union: Board of Directors 1987-1989, President, 1988.
    -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007

Entrepreneurial Efforts

  • Microcomputer Power: Provides specialty software for data analysis in Ecology, since 1987. -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Ithaca Laminating: Provided thermal plastic laminating services on paper. Batch service, since superceded by offerings from Kinko's and others. No longer in business. -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Time and Temperature: (607) 277-2772 since 1980 -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007

Employment

  • Teaching Associate: or assorted other monikers Cornell University 1981-present -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007

8/21/80-5/27/81 Lecturer (50%) who
1/8/81-5/27/81 LSC & Math Teaching Associate (25%) AND Math MSC Lecturer (25%) who
8/20/81-1/6/82 Teaching Associate (50%) AND Lecturer (17.5%) who
1/7/82-5-26/82 Teaching Associate (50%) AND Lecturer (17.5%) who
8/19/82-1/5/83 Teaching Associate (25%) AND Lecturer (25%) AND (E&S) Teaching Associate (50%) who
1/6/83-5/25/83 Teaching Associate (50%) AND Lecturer (35%) who
8/18/83-5/23/84 Teaching Associate (100%) who
8/16/84-5/22/85 Teaching Associate (75%) who
8/15/85-1/1/86 Teaching Associate (100%) who
1/2/86-6/30/86 Teaching Associate (75%) who
8/14/86-5/20/87 Lecturer (100%) who
8/14/86-5/20/87 Lecturer (100%) who
8/13/87-5/18/88 Teaching Associate (100%) who
8/11/88-5/17/89 Teaching Associate (100%) who
8/10/89-5/16/90 Teaching associate (75%) who
5/17/90-8/8/90 Visiting Fellow (75%) who
8/9/90-5/15/91 Teaching Associate (75%) who
5/16/91-8/7/91 Visiting Fellow (75%) who
8/8/91-5/13/92 Teaching Associate (75%) who
5/14/92-8/5/92 Visiting Scholar (75%) who
8/6/92-5/12/93 Teaching Associate (75%) who
5/13/93-8/4/93 Visiting Scholar (75%) who
8/5/93-5/11/94 Teaching Associate (75%) who
5/12/94-8/17/94 Visiting Scholar (75%) who
8/18/94-5/24/95 Teaching Associate (75%) who
5/25/95-8/16/95 Visiting Scholar (75%) who
8/17/95-5/22/96 Teaching Associate (75%) who
5/23/96-8/14/96 Visiting Scholar (75%) who
8/15/96-5/21/97 Teaching Associate (75%) who
5/22/97-8/13/97 Visiting Scholar (75%) who
8/14/97-5/20/98 Teaching Associate (75%) who
5/21/98-8/12/98 Visiting Scholar (75%) who
8/13/98-5/15/99 Teaching Associate (75%) who
5/16/99-8/15/99 Visiting Scholar (75%) who
8/16/99-5/15/00 Teaching Associate (75%) who
8/16/00-5/15/01 Teaching Associate (75%) who
8/16/01-5/15/02 Teaching Associate (75%) who
8/16/02-5/15/03 Teaching Associate (75%) who
8/16/03-5/15/04 Teaching Associate (75%) who
8/16/04-5/15/05 Teaching Associate (75%) who
5/16/05-8/15/05 Visiting Lecturer (75%) who
8/16/05-5/15/06 Teaching Associate (75%) who
5/16/06-8/15/06 Visiting Lecturer (75%) who
8/16/06-5/15/07 Teaching Associate (75%) who

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant: Cornell University. 1977-1980.
    • Mathematics and some Ecology courses. -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Scientific Drawing: Summer of '75. Denver, Colorado.
    • Pen and Ink drawing of charts and graphs for publication. -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • National Park Service: Summer 1973. Field Assistant. Seward Peninsula and South slope of the Brooks Range.
    • Chukchi-Imuruk Biological Survey
    • Kobuk Dunes Survey. -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Bureau of Industrial Wastes, City of Cleveland: Summer '69.
    • Performed various tests of water chemistry using Standard Methods.
    • Tests included COD, BOD, Coliform Count, Lipids, Dissolved Solids, Ash, Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrates, Nitrites. -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007

Honors and Awards

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship: 3 years, 2 at University of Alaska 1973-75, 1 at Cornell 1976-77 -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • National Merit Scholar -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Early Acceptance, Cornell University: Admitted to Cornell University from Junior Year in High School -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007

Continuing Education

  • Independent Studies: Computer, Networks, Security, CGI, programming and scripting tweaks. FIXME -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Blackboard training: FIXME -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • MacHack: 1996-2004 -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007

Ph.D. Work

  • Thesis Topic: A Resource Theory of 3/2 Thinning -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: Cornell University, January '81 -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007

Language Studies

  • German: '75-'76
    • 6 months intensive language study at the Goethe Instute, Staufen im Breisgau, Germany.
      • Grundstufe I
      • Grundstufe II
      • Mittelstufe
    • Gasthoerer at University of Goettingen, Spring term, 1976
      • Ecology
      • Paleoecology
      • Phytosociology
      • Spectral and Harmonic Analysis -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Russian: 1 year undergraduate study. -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Latin: Grades 7-11 -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • French: Grades 4-5 -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007

Master's Degree Work

  • MS Mathematics: University of Alaska '75
    • Coursework Master's Degree. Emphasis on Abstract Algebra and Mathematical applications in my Biology Thesis. -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • MS Biology: University of Alaska '75
    • Thesis Title: A comparison of vegetation sampling techniques and Classification of Satellite data -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007

Undergraduate Education

  • Advisor: Peter L. Marks.
    • Set up his lab to perform Chemical Oxygen Demand Analysis on water samples from Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest.
    • Performed such analyses for several years. -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Undergraduate Honors Thesis: Toward a General Theory of Species Diversity -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • BA Cum Laude in Biology with distinction in all subjects Cornell University '73
    -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007

Early Years

  • Assistant to Taxidermist, Cleveland Museum of Natural History: as teenager, helped prepare mounts as well as developed improved methods for skull preparation and dry preservation of soft-bodied insect larvae.. -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Animal Caretaker, Cleveland Museum of Natural History: as teenager. -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Northwestern School of Taxidermy: Taxidermy correspondence course. -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Future Scientists Program Cleveland Museum of Natural History -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
  • Plant Project Grade 4 -- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007

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-- DickFurnas - 01 Apr 2007
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